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AAAS Office of Opportunities in Science The Double Bind: The Price of Being a Minority Woman in Science

In 1973 the AAAS Board of Directors appointed a Committee on Opportunities in Science to advise the Association on the achievement of greater representation of women and minority scientists in the affairs of the AAAS, and to help increase their numbers and improve their status in science. At the same time the Board, established an Office of Opportunities whose staff was charged with working toward these objectives. Association activities in these areas have included advocacy of policy and program changes, collection and exchange of information on the status of minority and women scientists, and a special emphasis on the improvement of science education available towomen and minority youth. Last year the Association added the handi-capped in science to the responsibilities of the Office.